NAGAR Newsletter - May 2007

Kem chho?

Many local nagar mandals celebrated patotsav in March and April. We have published information about these celebrations and reports from these events from around the world in the Local News section of the NAGAR website.

And thank you for your wonderful response to our special offer of reduced membership fees during this celebration season. We now have dozens of new members.
Your support is vital to our efforts. Details of this offer are on the NAGAR website.

I have also included a list of the current matrimonial ads on the website. The matrimonial section is now much easier to use than before. If you know of a nagar family who can benefit from this service, please let them know.

We would love to hear from you on how to provide a useful community platform for all nagars. If you have any suggestions or ideas about this newsletter or the website or the activities of NAGAR, please let us know. You can contact us through the NAGAR website.

Jai Hatkesh!

Harshal Chhaya,
General Secretary, NAGAR

Community News

Mauli Dave of Texas, USA been selected for "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - 2007"

Mauli Dave of Texas, USA has been selected for "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa - 2007. Mauli Dave is daughter of Dipti and Hemant Dave, and sister of Omkar Dave of Webster, Texas. The show will start telecast the episodes from 4th May, Friday in USA. This show will be twice a week on Friday and Saturday at 6.30 to 7.30 pm central time.

We had published news of the release of Mauli and Omkar's first bhajan album a few months back. You can read more about this here and here.

Please watch the show and support Mauli.

You can leave your comments in the community news section of the NAGAR website.

Aatman Shah admitted to MIT

Aatman Shah, son of Vaidehi and Mukesh Shah, of Plano, Texas has been admitted to the undergraduate program at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA.

Our best wishes to Aatman and his family for his continued academic success.

More details on his outstanding academic career are in the community news section.

Neha Nanavaty (Maryland, USA) completes a 13.2 mile half-marathon

Neha Nanavaty of Maryland, USA completed a 13.2 mile half-marathon during the Shamrock Sportsfest 2007 at Virginia Beach, Virginia USA on March 18 2007.

This was her first half-marathon.

Congratulations to Neha ben from NAGAR!

Dr. Chetan Kharod selected for Young Physician Leadership Award

Dr. Chetan Kharod has been awarded the Young Physician Leadership Award by the American Medical Assocation. According to the AMA,

The Leadership Awards are presented to physicians who have exhibited outstanding leadership in organized medicine and/or community affairs. The awards provide leadership development training for these "emerging leaders" to further strengthen their efforts toward advancing health care in America.

Our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Kharod and his family on this recognition.

More details on Dr. Kharod's career are in the community news section.

Ruchit Nagar of Houston recognized by Duke's Talent Identification Program

Ruchit, son of Bhupesh and Rupa Nagar of Houston, a grade 8 student now at Village School was recognized at Duke's Grand Recognition ceremony as part of Duke's Talent Identification Program. This year, the ceremony was held in Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke University, Durham, NC on Monday, May 22, 2006.

Each year, top 2% students scoring at the highest levels are invited to attend the Grand Recognition ceremony at Duke University. This year total 69,144 qualified students took SAT.

NAGAR congratulates Ruchit on his outstanding academic achievement.

Details on this Duke's program and ceremony are on the NAGAR website in the community news section.

We love to hear about and publish information about accomplishments of fellow nagars worldwide. Please contact us to let us know of other such achievements.

Upcoming events

Recent events and reports

If your community has organized a function this year, please let us know and we would love to publish the announcement as well as the report/photos from the event.

Obituary Note

Shantilal Dinanath Maharaja, 81, passed away on Sunday April 29 2007 in Orlando, Florida, US.

He is survived by his wife Kusumben Maharaja, sons Deepak and Kiran Maharaja (Orlando, FL) and daughter Daxaben Amitkumar Pandya (Ahmedabad, India), and a large loving family of grand and great grand children in USA and India.

NAGAR expresses deepest condolences and pray almighty to give strength to his family to bear the loss.

Your condolences may be posted in the online condolence book

NAGAR Yellow Pages

The NAGAR Yellow Pages on the website are a great way to advertise your business and services to the global nagar community.

All registered members of NAGAR can post their advertisement for free.

If you need more information, please contact us.

Employment Opportunity

Any college student interested in internship or anyone looking for employment opportunities in the construction industry, please contact Pranav Pandya, or

James G. Davis Construction Corporation is one of the leading general contractors in the metropolitan Washington, DC area and looking for interns, fresh graduates and experienced people in the construction industry.

Pranav Pandya is a NAGAR Life Member and founding member of the Nagar Association of Maryland.

This information is also posted in the NAGAR Yellow Pages

Matrimonial Entries

More details on each of these entries is in the matrimonial section of the NAGAR website.

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